Our Strange New Land: Photographs by Alex Harris,
Our Strange New Land: Photographs by Alex Harris
The Plot Thickens: Storytelling in European Print Series,
The Plot Thickens: Storytelling in European Print Series
Paa Joe: Gates of No Return,
Paa Joe: Gates of No Return
This latest chapter in the High’s “Picturing the South” commission series features new work made by North Carolina-based photographer Alex Harris on independent film sets throughout the South to explore how the region is seen, imagined and created by contemporary visual storytellers.
Long before comics and graphic novels, artists used pictures to tell stories. This exhibition presents six series of etchings, lithographs, and woodcuts that do just that.
Relying on traditional techniques and materials, Paa Joe crafts architectural sculptures to represent vessels ferrying the dead into the afterlife that speak to spirits separated from bodies in trauma.
Presented on the High’s outdoor Caroll Slater Sifly Piazza, this soaring, stunning installation will envelop guests, evoking tree canopies throughout the city and region.
In observance of the 2020 centennial of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote, this installation is drawn from the High Museum’s collection and features artworks made exclusively by women.
The Doris and Shouky Shaheen Collection focuses on French art of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
This exhibition is the first of its kind to delve into the events, people, and themes of the civil rights movement, both celebrated and forgotten, through one of the most compelling forms of visual expression, the children’s picture book.
This summer, the High will present the first posthumous exhibition at an American museum for Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (1924-2019), one of Iran’s most celebrated and revered visual artists, known internationally for her geometric mirror sculptures.
From the moment of their unveiling at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, the official portraits of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama have become iconic. In 2022, as part of The Obama Portraits Tour, the official portraits by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald will be on view at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
Fine Lines celebrates a recent gift to the High of 50 late nineteenth-century drawings from Atlanta collector Paul Stein that will be on view at the Museum for the first time. In addition, the exhibition features a suite of watercolors on loan from Stein.
This fall, the High presents the first museum exhibition devoted to the work of Virgil Abloh, the modern, genre-bending artist and designer who became creative director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear in 2018.
Organized by the High, this touring exhibition will be the first to bring dozens of works from Romare Bearden’s eminent “Profile” series together since its debut nearly 40 years ago.
This major exhibition of the celebrated photographer’s work investigates how her relationship with the South—as place and source of identity, with a rich literary and artistic tradition and a troubled history—has shaped her art.
Dubbed the “Father of American Surrealism,” Clarence John Laughlin (1905–1985) was the most important Southern photographer of his time and a singular figure in the development of the American school of photography.
Experience a new High—Refreshed. Reimagined. Revealed. With old favorites, new acquisitions, and previously stored artworks now on view, the redesigned collections embrace growth and diversity while creating dynamic experiences for our visitors.
Of Origins and Belonging is the third in a series of exhibitions at the High focused on work by Atlanta-based artists. The exhibition features six artists who address issues related to place, belonging and heritage in their work
Explore the exhibition's immersive panorama of Maira Kalman’s picture book career spanning three decades. The more than 100 works on view will include original drawings and paintings from her award-winning books, along with manuscripts, dummy books, and other ephemera.
The High Museum of Art has commissioned its first choreographer as artist in residence, glo founder Lauri Stallings, to create this new suite of live art designed for the Museum's galleries.
This exhibition focuses on a selection of masterworks from the High’s holdings of 19th century Southern decorative arts, examining the great achievements in traditional, rural forms of quilts, ceramics, basketry and furniture.
This exhibition will present a selection of the most iconic paintings and sculptures from The Phillips Collection, America’s first museum of modern art, which opened in 1921 in Washington, D.C.
In the early 1980s, poet Jonathan Williams invited photographers Guy Mendes and Roger Manley to hit the road “to document what tickled us, what moved us, and what (sometimes) appalled us in the Southeastern United States.” This exhibition brings to life their resulting encounters with self-taught artists who “make up beauty out of the air and out of nowhere.”
Presented on the High’s outdoor Sifly Piazza, this installation by internationally renowned designer Yuri Suzuki features ingenious, colorful sculptures that modify and transmit sound in unusual, engaging and playful ways.
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